Roanoke College is a place where every student who works hard has the opportunity to succeed. We champion potential, providing essential learning and leadership through innovative academic programs and transformative educational experiences, giving students the mettle, mindset, and empathy to pursue lives of purpose, build meaningful careers, and meet society’s most pressing needs. Located in scenic Salem, Virginia, Roanoke College is an intimate, welcoming community that has served the local region and beyond for nearly 200 years. Now, we’re building on momentum and offering a Roanoke experience for today’s students and a legacy that belongs to every Maroon. Position Details
We are seeking a Head Men's Volleyball Coach to lead our team. Responsible for the education, coaching and development of the students within the men’s volleyball program. This position assume full responsibility for the program, including scheduling, recruitment of student-athletes, budget management, equipment ordering and inventory, public relations, and assessment. This is a full-time, 11 month position with full college benefits. Key Responsibilities:
Teaches students the art, craft, and science of the sport of volleyball. Develops and directs an effective program fostering the academic, athletic and personal growth of student-athletes. Ensures goals are consistent with those of Roanoke College, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III. Ensure that the health, safety, integration to campus life and academic pursuits of student-athletes are managed for full academic and athletic success. Manages the budget for the program and tracks expenditures carefully. Works closely with the Athletic Director and our Resource Development Office to raise necessary funds for initiatives beyond budget. Responsible for hiring, professional development, and evaluation of assistant volleyball coach. Develop and implement an effective strategy that supports the college’s ability to recruit qualified student-athletes. Maintains office hours conducive to accomplishing student-athlete mentoring responsibilities and the recruiting demands of men’s volleyball, while insuring availability to meet with prospective students interested in playing men’s volleyball at Roanoke College. Develops and directs an effective plan for the ordering, maintenance, and inventory of practice, player, and game equipment. Plays an active role in the assessment process for intercollegiate athletics as it relates to men’s volleyball. In addition to on the court performance, provides data analysis for persistence and retention, recruitment, academic performance, and student-athlete discipline. Performs related duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in related field preferred. Previous successful coaching experience on the high school, club, or college level demonstrated by a positive mental attitude, adjusting to adversity, and developing young people as whole persons. Working knowledge of computers, including word processing and database software. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills; ability to get along well with diverse personalities in a tactful, mature, and flexible manner. High energy level with an ability to work nights and weekends. Valid Virginia driver’s license and clean or near clean driving record to transport students and use college vehicles. Ability to act as a mature role model for young adults, effectively promoting the college and athletic experience. Ability to recruit student-athletes. Well organized.
The college celebrates a welcoming environment that has served the local region and beyond for nearly 200 years. We are building on our momentum, adding new undergraduate and graduate programs, always enhancing the student experience, and continuing success with Division III athletics. Roanoke College is a charter member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and the Roanoke Maroons athletics program currently has 23 intercollegiate sports.
Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Roanoke College is an independent, co-educational, 4-year liberal arts college. Founded in 1842, we are the second-oldest Lutheran-related college in America. We seek and welcome students of all races, creeds, nationalities and ethnic origins.